Changing Social Structure in Ghana
Essays in the Comparative Sociology of a new State and an old Tradition
Originally published in 1975, this book presents the results of research into social change in Ghana. The book looks in detail at the problems of particular sub-groups and sectors in one single nation and they show that the field-worker with a wide comparative background in the range of pre-industrial societies has a positive role to play in contemporary social science.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Economics 1. Swindler or Public Benefactor? The Entrepreneur in His Community Keith Hart 2. The Growth of a Migrant Community: The Yoruba in Northern Ghana Jeremy Eades 3. The Effects of Cash Crops in an Ewe Community G. K. Nukunya 4. Female Roles in West African Towns Margaret Peil Part 2: Religion 1. Religion, Social Change and the Sociology of Conversion Jack Goody 2. On the Spread of Anti-Witchcraft Cults in Modern Asante Malcolm McLeod Part 3: Kinship 1. The West African Farming Household 2. Delegation of Parental Roles in West Africa and the West Indies Esther N. Goody 3. Economics and Kinship in Multi-Ethnic Dwellings Enid Schildkrout 4. A Study of Domestic Continuity and Change: Akan Senior Service Families in Accra Christine Oppong 5. Resettlement and Rehousing: Unintended Consequences Among the Nchumuru Part 4: Education 1. The Village School Teacher in Ghana A. F. Robertson
Sir John Rankine Goody, FBA (27 July 1919 – 16 July 2015) was a British social anthropologist. He was a prominent lecturer at Cambridge University, and was William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology from 1973 to 1984.